Among the few things that were being looked forward to at IFA, after the Samsung Galaxy Gear, was definitely the Note 3. With a larger and better screen, and new features, the device has definitely not disappointed. Improvements to screen, better viewing experience, more powerful multitasking, and significant S Pen improvements all add to the joy.
“We introduced the original Galaxy Note in 2011 and launched a whole new smart device category. The undeniable success of the Galaxy Note strengthened our conviction that consumers want higher quality features for smart devices and they want those new features to make their lives better.” said JK Shin, CEO and President of IT & Mobile Division at Samsung Electronics. “Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is a powerful, original approach that enables users to tell the stories of their lives through dynamic and seamless expressions of their passions across work, play and life experiences. With a simple click of the S Pen button, users can unlock opportunities for self-expression, features that transform everyday activities into extraordinary events and access to new experiences delivered to them on Note 3’s larger screen”.
Quick glance at the changed specs
It features a bigger screen with 5.7″ of display, yet is slimmer (8.3mm) and lighter (168gm). The battery is now 3200mAh, while the camera is 13mP, with smart stabilization, and high CRI LED flash. With 3GB of RAM, the specs are mighty impressive.
One of the beautiful features is the beautifully designed soft and textutred touch back cover and delicate stitching.
The S Pen has been part of the re-invention. It takes modern note taking to a whole new level, and allows you to accomplish a lot of everyday tasks with just one touch.
A simple click on the screen with S Pen allows you to use Air Command, that gives you 5 powerful features that make tasks easier and faster:
- Action Memo, which allows you to write a note to execute a function, such as make a phone call, add to contacts, look up an address, etc.
- Scrapbook, allowing you to organize or track down content.
- Screen write allows to capture the full screen image of the current page, and add comments.
- S Finder, to search on the device.
- Pen Window, which is for sketching and the sorts.
An improved multitasking experience is what makes the Note 3 the best of rest:
- Multi Window, you can toggle seamlessly between applications without closing the window or opening a new page.
- Drag and Drop within multi window, to give you enhanced functionality.
- Pen Window from Air Command, allows you even further multi tasking.
Samsung Know and Find My Mobile
Gives you enhanced privacy and security protection, and lets you find your phone if lost. It also protects against malware and phishing attacks, hacking attempts, or when your device is stolen or lost.This makes it ideal for BYOD!
The phone will be available in 32GB or 64GB models, with a microSD Slot. It will be available in the UK from 25th of September, 2013.
|Network||2.5G (GSM/ GPRS/ EDGE): 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
3G (HSPA＋ 42Mbps): 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
4G (LTE Cat 4 150/50Mbps) : up to 6 different band sets (Dependent on market)
|Processor||LTE 2.3 GHz Quad-Core Processor
3G 1.9 GHz Octa Core Processor ( A15 1.9 GHz + A7 1.3 GHz)
The selection of AP will be differed by markets.
|Display||5.7inch (144.3mm) Full HD Super AMOLED (1920 x 1080)|
|OS||Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean)|
|Camera||Main(Rear): 13 Mega-pixel BSI Sensor, Auto Focus camera with Smart Stabilization,
LED Flash(High CRI), and Zero Shutter Lag
Sub (Front): 2 Mega-pixel BSI sensor with Smart Stabilization,
Full HD recording @30fps
|Dual Camera: Dual Shot / Dual Recording/ Dual Video Call
Recording: UHD 30fps, Smooth motion (FHD 60fps), Slow motion (HD 120fps)
Camera Mode: Drama Shot, Sound & Shot, Animated Photo, Eraser, Best Photo, Best Face, Beauty Face, HDR (High Dynamic Range), Panorama, Sports, Golf, Surround shot, Live effect
|Video||Codec: H.264, MPEG-4, H.263, VC-1, WMV7, WMV8, Sorenson Spark, MP43, VP8, HEVC
Recording & Playback: Full HD (1080p), UHD (*may differ by market)
|Audio||Codec: MP3, AAC/AAC+/eAAC+, WMA, AMR-NB/WB, Vorbis, FLAC(*), WAV(*)
(*) Ultra High Quality Audio (~192KHz, 24 bit) support
|S Pen Optimized Features||Air Command: Action Memo, Scrapbook, Screen Write, S Finder, Pen Window
S Note, Multi Window, new Easy Clip, Direct Pen Input
|Additional Features||Group Play: Share Music, Share Picture, Share Video, Share Document, Play Games|
|Story Album, S Translator|
|Samsung Smart Scroll, Samsung Smart Pause, Air Gesture, Air View|
|Samsung Apps, Samsung Hub, ChatON (Voice/Video Call, Share screen, 3-way calling), Samsung WatchON|
|S Voice™ Hands Free, S Health|
|Samsung Adapt Display, Samsung Adapt Sound
Auto adjust touch sensitivity (Glove friendly)
|Samsung Link, Screen Mirroring|
|Safety Assistance, Samsung|
|Google Mobile Services||Chrome, Search, Gmail, Google+, Maps, Play Books
Play Movies, Play Music, Play Store, Hangouts
Voice Search, YouTube, Google Settings, Play Games, Messenger
|Connectivity||WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (HT80)
GPS / GLONASS
NFC, Bluetooth® v 4.0 (LE)
IR LED (Remote Control), MHL 2.0
|Sensor||Gesture, Accelerometer, Geo-magnetic, Gyroscope, RGB
Proximity, Barometer, Temperature & Humidity, Hall Sensor
|Memory||32/ 64 GB User memory ＋ microSD slot (up to 64GB)
|Dimension||151.2 x 79.2 x 8.3mm, 168g|
|Battery||Standard battery, Li-ion 3,200 mAh|